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... of English. I have held so many children I have lost count, and I have posed with a toothless grinning woman well into her 90's that I had to hold her up for fear she may fall over!
I love coming to this country. It is vast. It is raw. It is unpredictable. It is unnerving. It is also one of the warmest places one can visit.
A few photos of some of those moments...
I have included yesterday's evening in Xiamen, after returning from the round houses into today's post. This brings me up-to-date and on the eve of my rail trip tonight that starts here in Xiamen and ends in Beijing 33 hours later!
Xiamen is a city on the sea. The Taiwan Strait actually. Last night after a bit of a rest and a wander around the lane ways, I am starting to form an attachment with this location. It is very much ...
Today the 9 hour train ride from Shanghai ended in the Taiwan Straight city of Xiamen, known as a romantic city on the sea. Indeed, after dropping my bags in a Home Inn that does welcome foreigners, I head to the Jimei school area in Xiamen, complete with a mini lake, dragon boats and pagodas for lovers to sit together and enjoy a warm evening.
The high school, university and beautiful grounds were given as a gift to China in this area in 1913 by ...
... nice and his house was amazing and we played Xbox on his huge TV. He also treated for lunch which was nice :)" - Ryan
"Today we spent the day with a Chinese student. Mines had the exact same music taste as me - loved it! We went to his house and we made dumplings and tried them afterwards, they were great! Then we went a walk to a park then to a high street and ended up back at the dorms, just chatting with ...
... to Pizza Hut keeping the group waiting (AND they didnt even bring us any! Whats that about!) After some grovelling, all is again rosy in the camp! Last night we were treated to a very posh dinner by Madame Chen, Vice Principal at shaungshi Junior school and one time visitor to Bo'ness. She was a wonderful host and our kids ate well, one of the best meals so far! Lastly to sign off this update - I have now been mistaken for a pupil a grand total of 11 times. Cue the laughter...." - Mr McF